On Tuesday, the first-grade teacher, Alexandra Morales, who was missing for a month, was found dead in Jalisco State. Mexican officials reported the discovery of the teacher’s dead body in a car in Jalisco state. Alexandra was on leave and was looking to visit family in Mexico.
Her former classmate and friend, Yessica Ortero, exclaimed her disbelief, saying she could never have imagined her friend not to return. She revealed Morale was eager to attend a concert in Zapopan at the Telmex Arena.
Suspect Arrested in Elementary Teacher’s Missing Case Investigation Underway
Mexican officials have not deployed any further information regarding the cause of the teacher’s death, but a possible culprit is under arrest. The suspect is purportedly Alexandra’s boyfriend, as told by her uncle, Ostin Cuenca. The 28-year-old alleged culprit, Fidel Barragan, is in jail.
Alexandra’s uncle requested that U.S authorities duly investigate his niece’s death. Cuenca also revealed that Alexandra didn’t answer her phone after the concert when her family tried to reach out to her Morales’s family saw her on 30th October for the last time, after which she went missing.
Alexandra’s father and brother are making their way to repatriate her body from Mexico. Barragan will appear in court on Friday, and as an investigation around Alexandra’s death reaches any conclusion, he could face charges for more serious crimes like murder.
First Graders in Shock as News of Alexandra’s Death Reaches Parents
Mexican officials learned that the elementary teacher had gone missing on 5th November. Morales has worked as a first-grade teacher in Gwinnett County since 2019.
Principal Shonda Gipson-Stevens sent out a letter on Wednesday to the Benefield Elementary School families and staff notifying the passing away of their beloved educator. She praised Morales for not just teaching but touching the lives of her students and the school staff.
The principal mentioned the students and staff would miss her presence greatly. A school district spokeswoman, Sloan Roach, expressed her dismay, saying everyone was hopeful that Alexandra would be safely found soon and returned to her family.
Destiny Porter, the mother of one of Alexandra’s students, talked about the terrible loss. She said it was never easy to accept the fact that someone who was a part of your child’s life is no more.
Another parent commented that Morales was a natural at teaching and kids loved to be around her. Parents informed USA today regarding how difficult it was to pacify the grieving children who were very attached to their teacher.
The school will offer to counsel the students, and a substitute teacher will teach Morales, class. It is tough to describe to a six-year-old what it means when someone dies and make them understand that she won’t be coming back. Morales had taken leave and was supposed to return last week, but unfortunately, she never did.
Gofundme Page Organized for Alexandra’s Family
One of Alexandra’s sorority sisters, Gabriela Rojas, organized a go-fund-me page to raise money for Alexandra’s family. Rojas wrote about Alexa with a lot of love saying she was a loyal friend and the most caring teacher.
Her parents and two brothers loved her dearly. She was passionate about adventure, and her joy lied in traveling the world. The first-grade babies will surely miss her a lot. Alexandra made an incredible impact on the world, and her memory will live in our hearts forever.